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A 3D rendered illustration of the human immunodeficiency virus.

Harvard professor to discuss the HIV, AIDS pandemic at W. Bruce Lincoln Lecture

By Northern Star staff | September 24, 2015

Max Essex, renowned scientist and Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences at Harvard University, will be a guest speaker at the History Department’s 12th annual W. Bruce Lincoln Lecture.The event, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in...

Sexual orientation still prevents blood donation

By Faith Healy & Ross Hettel | September 19, 2011

With several blood drives planned this month, the issue of banning homosexual men from donating blood will again come to light. For 28 years, according to a New York Times article, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned homosexual men, or "males...

Dr. Allen Williams speaks at the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event Monday night at the Regency Room in the Holmes Student Center.

AIDS decrease as financial cost of treatment rises

By Kyla Gardner | February 8, 2011

DeKALB | The human cost of HIV/AIDS is decreasing, but the financial costs of treatment are rising. During an HIV/AIDS question and answer panel Monday night, Allen Williams, doctor of internal medicine, said less people are dying now from HIV/AIDS than...

Members of Zeta Phi Beta participate in the organizations annual AIDS Walk-a-thon in this Sept. 25, 2005 file photo.

13th annual AIDS walk pushes for awareness

By David Matz | September 23, 2010

Awareness is the collective theme for Zeta Phi Beta National Sorority's 13th annual AIDS walk. "Awareness is number one," according to Mary Hodges, peer outreach coordinator for the Open Door Clinic from Aurora. "The main goal of the AIDS walk is to spread...